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Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1970

Seller Id: 216

ISBN: 0671270656

Condition: Very Good


480 pages. Very Good 6th printing hardcover in tan paper boards with cloth back strip. Slight rubs to corners, light surface wear on boards, small black remainder mark on foot of page block, else crisp and bright. A must have reference for any racing enthusiast including flat race fans, steeplechase folks as well as harness racing fanatics. Includes: Preface: A Game of Prediction / Arming the Handicapper / Know Your Track / The Arithmetic of Winning / The Breeding Factor / Standardbred Conformation / The Beatable Race / The Time Factor / The Class Factor / The Fitness Factor / The Post-Posit... View more info

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Horses & Practical Horse-Keeping

By: Barton, Frank Townend, M.R.C.V.S.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28632

Condition: Good +


An exhaustive 1st edition compendium, much pertaining to horse health and ailments. A rare volume in green pictorial cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips. Book is approx 6" x 8.5" x 3" thick. Titles worn on cover, appears as if something has spilled at one time taking some of the layers of white letting with it but it is still legible (see pic). Inner hinges fine, page block sound and tight but occasionally wavy from past moisture but there is no musty smell. Contents include: The Shire and the Cart Horse, The Clydesdale Horse, The Suffolk, Remarks on Van and Cross-Bred Horses... View more info

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Carriage Driving A Logical Approch Through Dressage Training

By: Bean, Heike and Blanchard, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House, Inc: 1992

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 33313

ISBN: 0876058985

Condition: Fine


Fine 4th printing hardcover in fine unclipped dj in new mylar. 269 pp. Widely renowned as the definitive book on training the driving horse, Carriage Driving offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to this increasingly popular sport. The philosophy is simple but remarkably effective: If driving is as much fun for your horse as it is for you, he will be a willing partner in the endeavor. With that in mind, Carriage Driving focuses on building a strong physical, mental, and emotional relationship with your horse. Equine mechanics, selecting the right bit and tack, harnessing, and ground tra... View more info

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BHS: Riding and Training VHS TAPE

By: British Horse Society

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NJ, Miller's Harness:

Seller Id: VHS34136

Condition: Very Good


VG VHS tape in original pictorial snap-lock hard plastic case. No date listed, circa 1980's? Scarce video covers 5 subjects on one video: Training the Young Horse 27 mins/ The Riding Position 17 mins/ The Rider's Aids 20 mins/ The Basic Paces 24 mins/ Dressage Movements 22 mins. View more info

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Lord Buff and the Silver Star

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46399

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy in black hardcover boards with color loss at bumped spine ends and tips. Not a former library copy. Light age-toning at hinge papers and around periphery of both paste-downs. 117 pp text is crisp and unnarked. Unclipped dj shows wear at tips, 1/2" x 1/2" chip at lower board tip, same size one at head of spine/frt panel corner, and an open crack on same corner midway on backstrip. Both dj flaps and solid cream rear panel are age-toned. Collectible story of a boy, a horse, a girl and a dog. Throw in a "spite fence" and a trotting horse race and you will find... View more info

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The Phantom Filly

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $48.00

Publisher: IN and NY, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46585

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover (so stated) in olive green cloth covered boards with gold titles and some white marks on boards from dust wrapper bit on rear panel lower edge was adhered to the book. Book tips and spine ends are bumped showing color loss but no rub through. 241 pp text is tight and bright with tape marks on endpapers, fep removed, clear tape over front hinge. Unclipped original dust wrapper has two small chips at head of spine & head of rear gutter, a sticker pull where call tag was removed on yellow background. Front panel has a blue Morgan horse silhouette with a touched up stic... View more info

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The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Edition (3 Volumes)

By: Cross, Thomas

Price: $695.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34519

Condition: Very Good


First edition 3 volume set with calf spines and raised bands and title box, tips leather covered, boards and end papers are rich burgundy marbled paper. Leather is surface worn at extremities with a few tips showing, shelf wear and color loss on board feet but no boards showing here. Marbled edges on all three sides of page block. Inner hinge papers starting but not totally split, page blocks are all tight and secure. Moderate foxing on preliminary pages, internally creamy and clean. No signatures, page tears or soil. 311, 312, 292 pp plus ads. 3 vols on the era of horse drawn stage coach... View more info

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The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Limited Edition (2 Volumes)

By: Cross, Thomas

Price: $995.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co.: 1904

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 27831

Condition: Very Good


Rare deluxe limited, numbered edition on handmade paper, one of fifty copies, this being #5. Attractive grey boards with cream velum spines and faded but legible gilt titles on backstrips. Rubbed board tips, spine ends are very good with light shelf wear from storage. A handsome set with light foxing to early pages and occasional very small spots inside. Overall bright and clean. A pair of excellent volumes on the era of horse drawn stage coaches and the people of that time. 503 pp in total, many splendid full page color illustrations after Pollard, Alken, Rowlandson and others. View more info

Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $38.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45077

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: New


First edition, first printing hardcover in illustrated glossy boards. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. View more info

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Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46349

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book in color illustrated glossy hardcover boards showing a few super light scratches from storage. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of harness racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. A perfect gift for the horse lover who has it all. View more info

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The Sports Library Riding, Driving and Kindred Sports

By: Dale, T. F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44351

Condition: Good +


Not ex-lib. Solid reading copy in light green cloth with brn titles, cloth frayed at tips and spine ends, lifting from boards a bit, Well protected in clear mylar sleeve. Rear hinge paper cracked, frt fine, page block holding tight. 207 pp. Tissue-guarded frontis present. In a series intended as a kind of "cheap Badminton Library" for younger, less affluent sportsmen of the coming 20th century. The "kindred sports" are polo, hog- and jackal-hunting, and horse racing. With a chapter on riding and hunting for women. View more info

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The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R46586

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R45686

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

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Stable Girl Working for the Family SIGNED

By: Easton, Patricia Harrison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11239

ISBN: 0152783407

Condition: Very Good +


Tight and bright with two bits of clear tape on inner hinges, no split paper, but there nonetheless. Dedicated by author on title page "For the children of Mellon Elementary School, Best wishes, Patricia H. Easton 7/11/91. Landscape format, 48 pp. Portrays a day in the life of Danielle, who works in her family's racing stable and helps in the family business of training racehorses. View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trainers, stakes, futurities, early closers etc. View more info

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Big Bum. The Story of Bret Hanover

By: Evans, Donald P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Arco: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43872

ISBN: 0668027517

Condition: Good


1st edition, 3rd printing hardcover in green cloth with red title spine shows rubbed tips and spine ends. 220 pp. Crossed out name on fep. 1st An account of the harness racing career of driver Frank Ervin and his favorite 1960s champion horse Bret Hanover, known as Big Bum. View more info

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The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46329

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in bright, clean turquoise cloth boards with white title and black running horse and author name on backstrip. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. Former owner name and small sticker pull on cream front end paper, 248 pp text is fine. Book displays well in professionally reproduced color illust dj in new mylar showing light rubs at tips. On the eve of the world-famous Hambletonian harness race at Goshen, NY, Alec Ramsay turned away from the close scrutiny of his old friend, Henry Dailey. Alec was sick with worry and fear. He and Bonfire, the second son of the Black Stall... View more info

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Breaking and Training the Driving Horse: A Detailed and Comrehensive Study

By: Ganton, Doris L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: CA, Wilshire Book Co.: 1984

Seller Id: 41402

ISBN: 0879802723

Condition: Good


Two vols available. In addition to light surface wear and cover creasing, #1 shows a bit of cello tape at foot of spine and front cover, vol 2 has a 2" abrasion at head of spine and frt cover, and a circular rub on rear cover, both colored in with matching color pencil and smoothed over with a bit of clear tape. 85 page, profusely illustrated text in both volumes is flawless. A detailed and comprehensive study includes instruction for training the horse and driver from the ground up. No mention of editions or further printings. Black & white photos and drawings throughout. View more info

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Breaking and Training the Driving Horse: A Detailed and Comrehensive Study

By: Ganton, Doris L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CA, Wilshire Book Co.: 1972

Seller Id: 46339

ISBN: 0879802723

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing paperback in glossy photo illustrated card covers. Barely noticeable sunning in green upper 1/3 of frt cover. 81 page, profusely illustrated text is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked. Black & white photos and drawings throughout. A detailed and comprehensive study includes instruction for training the horse and driver from the ground up. View more info

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Gibby Recollections of a Horsey Man

By: Gibson, Francis M.B.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 17424

Condition: Fine


Fine paperback with pictorial cover, 126 crisp unmarked pages. 126 pages including index. Author was one of the best known saddle makers in Britain. He spent his life working with horses and in the company of what he liked to call, 'horsey' types. Though best known for his advances in harness and tack design, he has also been a stable rider, owner and successful businessman. Splendid fireside company for any horse lover. View more info